PIA is continuously monitoring relevant developments associated with the spread of the Coronavirus and has taken preventive action to safeguard personnel and to ensure the continuation of all testing services.
Testing is currently carried out without constrictions and new orders may be placed as usual. Should any issues arise which might impact our ability to carry out testing services in the future, we will immediately notify all affected customers.
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PIA GmbH is now notified for testing of the essential characteristic “reaction to fire” according to EN ISO 11925-2 (Ignitability of products subjected to direct impingement of flame / Single-flame source test).
Ignitability tests for fire classification may be conducted for all construction products under CPR Annex V.3.
PIA GmbH expands maritime testing services as an Independent Laboratory (IL) and received a letter of acceptance by the United States Coast Guard Office for Operating and Environmental Standards for testing of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) to meet the requirements in 46 CFR 162.060.
PIA provides this service in collaboration with its sub-laboratories:
In addition, PIA is accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard for testing of marine sanitation devices and oily water separators:
The paper explores non-conformities with marine sewage rules. It follows previous joint-papers on chlorination disinfection without de-chlorination, no-sludge and recirculation-via-influent. These non-conformities are widening the gap between rules and realities.
The article Opinion: Grey Water Related Non-Conformities Need to be Addressed can be accessed via the following link:
For further information, please refer to the following related publications:
EN 16941-1:2018 On-site non-potable water systems - Part 1: Systems for the use of rainwater
This European Standard specifies the requirements and gives recommendations for the design, sizing, installation, identification, commissioning and maintenance of rainwater harvesting systems for the use of rainwater on-site as non-potable water. This European Standard also specifies the minimum requirements for these systems.